Super Easy Hamburger Casserole

LOVE this dish. Its sooo easy to make and if you have kids they will love it (and so will you!) Scott grew up with this dish so I am safe to say that this recipe comes from his family. If you have ever had the hamburger helper out of the box, well this recipe blows it out of the water. It makes quite a bit so you should have plenty for a family of 4 or 5. One tip however, don't over do it on the noodles. It may not seem like much noodles when you mix them in but if you use too much, they will soak up all of the sauce and that will equal to a dry casserole which, well, just isn't as good as it could be. Other than that, this dish is easy to make and has become part of the regular rotation in our house.

Hamburger Casserole
about 4-6 oz. egg noodles
1 1/2 Lbs. ground Beef
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can Tomato Soup
1 can Cream of Chicken condensed soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom condensed soup (We use Campbells for the soups)

Preheat oven to 350˚
Brown hamburger, celery & onion until celery is tender and ground beef is browned through. Drain fat. Mix soup with hamburger mixture. Cook egg noodles according to directions on the bag. Drain noodles and add to hamburger mixture and pour into a casserole dish or baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve immediately.


pamipoo said...

Just a quest- condensed soup? add liquid? sounds great!! love casseroles.

Shannon and Scott said...


Yes condensed soups and you dont need to add liquid, I'll revise the recipe.

Anonymous said...

When you say " Tomato" do you mean Tomato Sauce? Tomato Paste? Campbell's Tomato soup?

Thank you

Shannon and Scott said...


Its Tomato Soup


Christina said...

I'm a horrible cook and making this right now as we speak. I didn't get the whole idea of "condensed," so I used the whole can of soup. Whoops. I drained about 1/2 the liquid, and I think it will still turn out.

I have no idea if this is a good idea or not, but I added a few handfuls of colby jack shredded cheese. The meat concoction tasted awesome.

Thank you for the recipe!

Next up, your chicken marsala.

Christina said...

One word: YUM.

Shannon and Scott said...


I'm not really sure what condensed is too...but it says it on regular cans of campbells soup. So yeah,you use the entire can. :)

Tiawan said...

just tried your recipe, and it was really good for a simple and quick dish!

I used macaroni instead of egg noodles though.

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qt said...

Made this recipe and it was delicious, I did however add a few items like frozen mixed vegetables, extra can of tomato soup, grated cheddar cheese on top and crumbled croutons. Thx for the recipe, it is now one of my husbands favorite meals..

Anonymous said...

Just reading through the ingredients, this dish didn't sound too great, but I tried it and WOW it was super delicious!!! I did add a bit of shredded cheddar cheese, but that's the only change I made. My 1 and 3 year olds loved it too. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Not bad but bland. I guess that's good for kids though. Next time I'll add garlic powder.

Anonymous said...

My mom used to make something similar to this when I was a kid has to be over 35 years ago since I've had it, she used macaroni noodles hamburger, tomato soup and cream of mushroom soup. Brought back a great child hood memory and my kids loved it too. Thanks

Roni said...

For the person who didn't know what "condensed soup" is, it is just soup, with much of the water/moisture content greatly reduced, which is important for 2 reasons: the flavour is more concentrated and, as you discovered, is much thicker than regular soup. It's possible to do this yourself, but it takes a long time over low heat, to evaporate that much moisture.

Anonymous said...

my grandmother made this. i had a recipe and lost it. thank you for posting!